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Keep Your Eye Out for DSLR Cameras in Hollywood Movies

It’s no secret that Hollywood directors are using DSLRs more and more these days to film scenes that traditional bulky cameras can’t, but what’s interesting is that the cameras are often used from within the scenes filmed by the main cameras. A Canon 5D Mark II was mounted to the front of Tony Stark’s crashing racecar in Iron Man II, and was also attached to moving vehicles in the recent Captain America movie. The cameras are camouflaged to blend into the scene, but keep your eyes peeled (or watch the movie in slow motion) and you might just catch a glimpse of one!

(via planet5D)


 
 
  • Kalim

    I don’t see how they could be using this on a moving car, the canon 5dII doesn’t auto focus, the only thing I can think of is that they’re shooting it in very bright conditions and higher ISO’s at f11 or so. (brideday.com)

  • http://twitter.com/raykm00 Raymond Wong

    Don’t they digitally erase the camera?

  • David

    auto focus is not usually used in cinema.

  • http://twitter.com/Myrddon Henning Nilsen

     It’s never used, even RED cameras don’t have AF.

  • Sony is Minolta unfortch

    well, la tee da! Thanks for telling us the obvious.

  • Terjay

    Yes, they do.

  • io

    I’m confused as to the purpose this would serve while filming.

  • disuye

    5D mk2s are regularly used in feature film production because they are cheap; and often affectionally known as crash cameras. 

    RED Epic with a nice prime lens is a USD 40k unit … therefore duct taping a 5D + L prime to a soon-to-be-crashed car is the cheapest way to get some 2k close-up footage.

  • disuye

    5D mk2s are regularly used in feature film production because they are cheap; and often affectionally known as crash cameras. 

    RED Epic with a nice prime lens is a USD 40k unit … therefore duct taping a 5D + L prime to a soon-to-be-crashed car is the cheapest way to get some 2k close-up footage.

  • patrick

    theres no such thing as capturing too much footage, great idea

  • Glen Barnhart

    Who the hell uses auto focus?!